• Image - Former UNSW student overcomes odds to become doctor in Wagga

    Former UNSW student overcomes odds to become doctor in Wagga

    Monday, 21 October 2013

    Born in Fiji and raised in Darwin, Maya Eamus was aware of Indigenous and complex healthcare issues from an early age. As a young girl she often saw people from marginalised communities struggling to get access to healthcare, and dreamed of being a doctor so she could help. In 2010, Maya joined the...

  • Largest number of new HIV cases in 20 years

    Monday, 21 October 2013

    The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia continues to rise, having increased by ten per cent in 2012 to reach 1253, the largest number in 20 years, according to the latest national surveillance reports. The rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis also increased in 2012...

  • World-first eLearning model

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients. The $4.5 million Biomedical Education Skills and Training Network, the...

  • Image - The emotional brain and other tales from neuroscience

    The emotional brain and other tales from neuroscience

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Former Australian of the Year and Professor of Youth Mental Health, Patrick McGorry, will speak about the role of personalised medicine in potentially serious mental disorders at a UNSW neuroscience conference this week. Professor McGorry, from ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre, will call for...

  • Medical schools' hi-tech future

    Wednesday, 16 October 2013

    OPINION: A year ago we put up a modest web page outlining our project to build a new, technology-enabled model for medical education. Those few paragraphs elicited inquiries from the American Medical Association, Harvard University and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others. This...

  • Warning on emerging psychoactive substances

    Tuesday, 15 October 2013

    More than 40 per cent of all regular psychostimulant users have used an emerging psychoactive substance (EPS) in the previous six months, according to research released by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Chief Investigator of the annual survey of regular psychostimulant users,...

  • How Aboriginal youth can overcome adversity

    Monday, 14 October 2013

    OPINION: As an Aboriginal woman working in public health, I have always believed that we can break the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empower young indigenous Australians to overcome adversity. Now, I believe we know how. The first step is to look at our communities' circumstances through a...

  • Professor Henry Brodaty appointed President of the International Psychogeriatric Association

    Thursday, 10 October 2013

    Global population ageing with the associated increase in age-related mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and dementia pose a significant challenge worldwide. The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) is the only interdisciplinary and international organisation dedicated to this...

  • Accentuate the positive for Indigenous youth

    Thursday, 10 October 2013

    Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success, instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change. This is the key finding of a landmark report into the social and emotional...

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